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09-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rohloff has had a 14 gear IGH for years. Honetly,...

Rohloff has had a 14 gear IGH for years. Honetly, personally abvet 11 speed, I just plain want IGH or CVT.
09-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB...

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB shoes.

That being said, with Shimano's SPD patent expiring, everyone is making them now. Even LOOK has LOOK-a-likes of SPDs now.
09-24-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Gear Wars Continue: Campag 1x13 Ekar

12 speeds clearly wasn't enough so, here we are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EyT6WuePeE

For folks wanting a Campag group with shiney chrome parts for gravel...keep wanting. Lots of CF and...
09-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on use. My XTRs need service. The DS...

Depends on use.

My XTRs need service. The DS in particular has developed quite a but of lateral play in the spindle....about 15k miles
09-23-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Strange part being that the ASO were not involved...

Strange part being that the ASO were not involved in the raid or seemingly the aftermath.
09-23-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,540
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Emphasis, 'tend'. One of my riding mates had...

Emphasis, 'tend'. One of my riding mates had their condo complex garage broken into. $6k of bikes and tools stolen. They knew how to lock things up, they didn't make rides public on strava. There...
09-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,540
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle...

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle grind them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSuaUok-wTY

Commuting to werk, I'd never leave a bike outside unattended even on a busy street in a...
09-22-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Prisoner 1: What are you in for? Prisoner 2:...

Prisoner 1: What are you in for?
Prisoner 2: Bank robbing. What about you?
Prisoner 1: I was treating the hives without an Rx.

I'm not sure which is worse. Sucking at doping...or Having a doctor...
09-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Instead of getting snarky...go read about the...

Instead of getting snarky...go read about the set-screw on the Wahoo Bolt mount, that is an end-around that pesky regulation.

To be fair, Stages is the official computer sponsor of UAE....but...
09-22-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020...

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020 TdF?



It, of course, also means there's no ride telemetry to go on Strava or easily compare to known efforts to. Convenient that, not leaving...
09-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If they were doping....given their results, they...

If they were doping....given their results, they did a pretty terrible job.
09-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

He had a good ride...but it is much more in scale...

He had a good ride...but it is much more in scale with the rest of the peloton.

As opposed to Pogacar who on his 2nd TdF put 1'21" on the entire rest of the peloton in an ITT on his 2nd TdF....
09-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France...

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France besting an entire peloton in a ITT by 1'20"? Without even any on-bike telemetry? Sound any less believable? Rewatch the 2006 TdF. In the penultimate stage...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an...

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an absolute steal. Nearly half normal retail. Normally the steel Tara is $100 and the SS is $130, in USA pricing.

Both my Cosmo and my Tara SS I bought from...
09-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,544
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is cutting costs, on the part of private...

It is cutting costs, on the part of private shipping companies.

Here in Nebraska it it utterly routine, particularly outside LNK or OMA. The population density in Farmlandia is too low for UPS or...
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I...

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I ride to work. I spell it out like this. $1.25 hour for parking. 8 hours a day of work, hour lunch break, parking early to be on-time and leaving work...
09-16-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,544
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number...

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number in USPS's system.
09-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is how my Edge1000 went away. I asked Garmin...

This is how my Edge1000 went away. I asked Garmin about a fix. They offered $175USD out-of-warranty replacement. For a cracked power button that cost a penny.

I ended up selling that unit to a...
09-15-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish...

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish wheels'...
09-14-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you're meaning signing up to actually...

If you're meaning signing up to actually participate in those events---you're wrong. It is a zero-sum. There's a set number of bibs available and when they're gone that is it. If 50 or 500 UCI racers...
09-14-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth...

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth it just to be hard on a guy with a damaged car and bike from using a well-reputed car bike rack.
09-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before...

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before typing something that funny again.

A road bike is not even going to make it out of a church driveway or parking lot here. In my entire state, unless...
09-13-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road...

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road bikes' used to be--before 'road bike' came to mean 'exclusively paved road racing bike'. Hence why '700C' ends with a 'C'; and there used to be 700A, B,...
09-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oh my, total shuffle of the LR rankings...

Oh my, total shuffle of the LR rankings today...the Top (Bottom?) 10 are all within about a minute of one another.
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,614
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear...

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear spacing of 1x12 versus 1x11 ends up being close and the range is close too.
09-13-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

From the flip side....Just to play devil's...

From the flip side....Just to play devil's advocate. Much of the rising popularity of 'gravel riding' was in direct reaction to the ludicrous expense of road riding equipment and rides, and anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be...

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be turned off. There's a specific check-item that is named with obscure techno-babble that you can toggle in E-Tube.
09-12-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,589
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It depends on where you live....In these parts: ...

It depends on where you live....In these parts:

A) You get away from the traffic and noise and suicide of riding on roads.

B) You Have FAR more choices of where to go

C) You find far more...
09-12-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Whew.....Bennet finished today. Was worried, but...

Whew.....Bennet finished today. Was worried, but lost (gained?) 2 places in the LR.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Either adapt, or reprogram Di2 to have paddle...

Either adapt, or reprogram Di2 to have paddle shifting--which you can do.
09-11-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It would be really hilarious, if Sam Bennet could...

It would be really hilarious, if Sam Bennet could manage to simultaneously hold the Green Jersey and the Lanterne Rouge at the same time at Paris. Not ragging on the man at all--it would just plain...
09-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Used to be one of those joke things to make...

Used to be one of those joke things to make lemonade out of lemons...TdF has tried to make it less of a thing to stop people from actively trying to be dead last--but still finish. Which used to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By Marcus_Ti

There are lots of bag/rack solutions. My...

There are lots of bag/rack solutions. My preferred always-on-bike bag is this guy, with the supporting rack:

https://builtbyswift.com/shop/zeitgeist-bag/

Room for tools, room for large...
09-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People commuting is an entirely different matter....

People commuting is an entirely different matter. My issue is that for every one person I know/see who needs the help commuting or simply getting out and riding, I see 3-4 young jerks joyriding...
09-08-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 965
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Call them mopeds like they are. People who...

Call them mopeds like they are.

People who do that crap knowingly and wilfully disable power limits and crank sensors. I have had a few co-irkers brag about their hotrod-ed gasoling and battery...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll pile on the advice that 1x is going to be a...

I'll pile on the advice that 1x is going to be a problem; gearing range wise. Granted, 1x setups today can get close to the gearing range doubles support. The lowest off-the-shelf gearing you'll get...
09-03-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,793
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Currently experimenting with 700x36mm (about 37mm...

Currently experimenting with 700x36mm (about 37mm IRL) Challenge Gravel Grinder tires...very fast/smooth rolling on improved surfaces, but ofc no tread. As small as I will go. I've gone as large as...
09-03-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What is really hilarious about it...there was no...

What is really hilarious about it...there was no racing in that stage until the end. I had it live on all morning...I gave up after 4 hours of busying myself with nothing happening, not even a...
09-03-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This edition of TdF it is Anthony McCrossan ...

This edition of TdF it is Anthony McCrossan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_McCrossan)and Simon Gerrans. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Gerrans)They both are actually on-site at the...
09-01-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,947
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm not sure where you're going with this. ...

I'm not sure where you're going with this.

Nothing is perfect and will stop 100% of crashes; especially when end-users are willing to gamble for marginal gains. I'd bet money we'd have seen much...
09-01-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,027
Posted By Marcus_Ti

That are carbon, yes. That are "cheap"--no....

That are carbon, yes. That are "cheap"--no. Carbon disc brake, with clearance for 50mm tires, and rack points--you're looking at $600 aftermarket.
08-31-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,947
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I remember far worse days of carnage in-the-wet...

I remember far worse days of carnage in-the-wet with carbon rims and rim-brakes.

Racers and DSes decided to prioritize speed over wet weather traction in their tire choice...so of course discs...
08-30-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It all depends on how little you're willing to...

It all depends on how little you're willing to pay for shipping and handling; and who does it.

I had a shipment from Taobao via SuperBuy I ordered and it came to my door in 8 calendar days from...
08-29-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,027
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The front rack alone is probably 3 pounds and is...

The front rack alone is probably 3 pounds and is an extra $100USD of value.

What they were thinking, is panniers up front plus a bumble-bee bag in back is a common configuration....and even if...
08-29-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I had to laugh at the special "portrait" segment...

I had to laugh at the special "portrait" segment that the TdF organizers produced and force-fed all the broadcasters on Chris Froome...who isn't even at the race, and we knew wouldn't be coming for a...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The other thing....is that you need a very smooth...

The other thing....is that you need a very smooth pedal stroke--as the bumble-bee butt attached to your saddle acts like a pendulum in response to, and amplifies, any off-axis motions of the...
08-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,618
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Back to cycling for a second...TdF may be off: ...

Back to cycling for a second...TdF may be off:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/aug/27/tour-de-france-in-doubt-after-covid-red-alert-issued-before-grand-depart-in-nice
08-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,618
Posted By Marcus_Ti

https://www.1011now.com/2020/08/27/husker-football...

https://www.1011now.com/2020/08/27/husker-football-players-file-lawsuit-against-big-ten/

I'm sure whatever justice is having to hear that case is either fascinated by the legal theory of it...
08-23-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Except it really doesn't. This virus is strange...

Except it really doesn't. This virus is strange because symptoms range from nothing at all...to death. What is more--you can have permanent lung and cardiac damage from getting it, even if you get...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Get a Swifty bag and their Bagman rack: ...

Get a Swifty bag and their Bagman rack:

https://builtbyswift.com/shop/carridice-bagman-support/
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